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Morning Wrap: 8/22/12

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

San Jose on pace to eclipse a 15-year high for homicides, government claims a prominent Contra Costa developer family owes $500 million in taxes, endangered leatherneck sea turtles spotted off San Francisco, more.
  • More than 370 Bay Area government workers who retired last year used unused sick, vacation and comp time to take home final paychecks of more than $50,000, with a few receiving final payments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mercury News
  • A man stabbed to death in a Safeway store last night became San Jose’s 31st homicide of the year, keeping the city’s murder rate on pace to be the worst in 15 years. Mercury News
  • Several sightings of endangered leatherback sea turtles have been reported off the San Francisco shoreline since mid-July, volunteers with SeaTurtles.org say. Pacifica Tribune
  • Contra Costa’s Seeno family, whose real estate developer members are accused of a variety of wrongdoing, allegedly owe the IRS more than $500 million in taxes, a claim disputed by family spokesman Sam Singer. Contra Costa Times
  • Humboldt State University’s president suspended the school’s men’s soccer team for the coming academic year after a hazing ritual involving most of the players. AP

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